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Friday, November 21, 2014

Think About It

Would You Like A Perfect Life?
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

What would you do if your life were perfect? No stress, no pain, no suffering, everyone got along with you, and everyone was your friend. Your job was perfect, your children, your neighbors, everything in your life were just plain perfect. Wouldn’t that be just too good to be true? You’re right; it is too good to be true because it will never happen in this lifetime. In fact, one person said that they wouldn’t want a perfect life because in a perfect life there is nothing to learn.

In case you haven’t noticed, we live in an imperfect world. Even the best, the most honest, and purest, get attacked, ridiculed, and are the subject of someone’s scorn. How do I know? Read the Gospel accounts of Christ. Talk about perfect, He was. Talk about righteous, he was. He was after all, God in the flesh. Was he accepted? No, he was despised and rejected by the very ones who were called his own. Even one of the twelve betrayed him. To Timothy, Paul said the following, “Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution”, 2 Timothy 3:12. Even Mother Theresa had people that didn’t like her. Did it stop what she was called to do? Of course the answer is a resounding NO.

James said that trials and tribulation should be opportunities for joy because of what it is going to accomplish in us. In other words, the things going on in your life are there to teach and perfect you. Pain for example is the body’s method of telling you something is wrong and you need to give it your attention. Ask anyone that has no feeling in their extremities and they will tell you that it is a dangerous condition.

Some things we are going through are the direct result of our own choices. The problems we bring upon ourselves can only be changed when we make the choice to change. Rather than blaming our circumstances perhaps we need to look at ourselves. Think about it.

1 comment :

Myrna Loy said...

Thank you for these timely words.